Hello again from 7th and 8th grade math,
The 7th graders have just completed the second chapter of their text, solidifying their knowledge of arithmetic with integers (positive and negative whole numbers). We are halfway through The Number Devil and Robert and his devilish friend have touched on topics ranging from triangular and square numbers to infinity and beyond:)
The 8th graders are cruising along with their study of Algebra. Several of them have chosen to pursue the Independent Study option and are demonstrating their ability to work and learn together. The regular students are finding that the smaller group requires more from each of them. They, too, are meeting that challenge well.
The whole group is involved in the Mathematician Biography project and we just had our first two presentations last Friday featuring Carl Friedrich Gauss and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. In addition, with the upcoming election looming large, we spent a class period endeavoring to understand the math behind the electoral college.
Finally, here is some information about the Original Works program:
The Original Works program is currently running at the school until October 28th, 2016.
The Original Works program provides each student the opportunity to have the artwork they have created in class, reproduced onto products such as magnets, tiles, note cards, mugs, mouse pads and many other items. This is a great way for you to share your child’s artwork with family and friends.
Now is the time to place your order. If you are interested in ordering, please bring your completed order form and payment to school no later than October 28th, 2016.
If you have questions please email Maureen Bjerke for additional assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can go to their website (originalworks.com) for more information on the program.
Have a great long weekend,